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't know that senator, some of your key staffers went over to then senator obama's office are still in the white house and another one is pete rouse who was your chief of staff who went on to become senator obama's chief of staff and who has been a top white house adviser. >> that's right. i'm still impressed that he takes my calls. [ laughter ] >> so you think the chief of staff announcement will come this week. >> i think so. >> is that an informed guess? >> i'll just leave it at that. [ laughter ] i think it's going to be good news regardless. >> bill: senator, thank you. congratulations on the new book. >> thank you so much for having me. >> bill: best to you and to linda, too. 1-866-55-press is our toll free number. lynn sweet in studio with us from "chicago sun times." i think we made a little news there, folks. senator tom daschle predicting this week, that means today or tomorrow lynn. >> i'm aware. yes. i've taken note. >> bill: announcement of the new chief staff of the white house. heard it here first. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." show, to be able to come
obama knew he needed to have a presidential level of credibility in such hearings. republican senator marco rubio has been talking tough about benghazi for months. >> one of the narratives that the obama campaign has laid out, osama bin laden is dead, they e retreated. you start to say do they allow any story to emerge that counters that narrative. is that why they told us that benghazi was a popular uprising, because it ran counter to their campaign narrative. >> and so the pressure was on senator rubio to deliver to all his fans all the fire and brim stone they had a right to expect. he was not just facing the secretary of state, who took responsibility for what happened in benghazi. he was facing possibly the next democratic nominee for president. tonight, the marco rubio fans could not be more disappointed. >> one of the things that i'm more interested in exploring to you, how information flows within the state department. were you ever asked to participate in any sort of internal or inter-agency meeting before this attack with regard to the deteriorating security situation in li
their children. >> ifill: but sparks flew when senate republicans accused the obama administration of deceiving the nation by initially suggesting the benghazi attack was something other than terrorism. senator ron johnson of wisconsin: >> we were misled that there were supposedly protests and then something sprang out of that, an assault sprang out of that. and that was easily ascertained that that was not the fact... >> but could-- but, you know... >> ...and the american people could have known that within days, and they didn't know that. >> and-- with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. >> i understand. >> was it because of a protest, or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some americans? what difference, at this point, does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. now, honestly, i will do my best to answer your questions about this. but the fact is that people were trying in real time to get to the best information. >> ifill: republican john mccain
states senate. beck started pushing these theories back in october claiming that president obama was funneling weapons from libya to jihadists in syria. from there, it jumped to fox news and then the gop senate. that's exactly how they move to the mainstream. senator paul, did you think we'd let you get away with all of that turkey talk? nice try, but we gotchya. every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's d
, 380 times they did it to obstruct president obama's agenda, and senate democrats i think are sick of this. senator tom harkin of iowa said on my radio show today without meaningful filibuster reform, it could be a rough second term for president obama. >> i said to obama one time we were in iowa, the night before the election, he was in iowa, the night before the election, i said to him, i said, look, i want some of your time after the election. he said sure, what about? filibuster. i said you get reelected, if you get reelected and we don't change the filibuster rules in the senate, you might as well take a four-year vacation, because you won't get anything done. >> senator harkin also told me about the so-called 41 rule that would require 41 republicans to vote in order to maintain a filibuster instead of requiring the majority party to find 60 votes to break one. folks, 60 votes, it isn't going to happen in the senate. not in this political climate. senator reid had included the 41 rule in his proposal, but politico reported late tonight he dropped the rule after talks with mcc
show. senators clinton, obama, kerry demand to know why bush chose to blame the first amendment when he knew all along the video didn't cause the attack? meanwhile, newsweek in stim drugstore brochure demand special prosecutor and resignation. the hbo film directed by sean penn called "blood on your hands" wins an emmy. the musical "bullet over benghazi" garners a tony. the 50,000-word poem by james franco though awful wins a pulitzer. bigger than watergate combine combined. my point, you predict the media explosion. but we have a slobbering mess to ensure re-election. film maker is in jail without the aclu raising a finger. i just blame the video. >> kimberly: clever. >> greg: i came up that on my own. no help from dana. >> dana: honestly, if you were to say you were an alien that came from space and reading the stuff and you read it. and you switch out characters the media head exploded on us and believe me, we would have had a tougher hearing. deserved to. >> greg: don't we have a s.o.t. showing the press thinks this story is over, i don't know, exaggerated? >> this is an utterly con
: president obama's nominee for secretary of state - - senator john kerry -- took the first step toward senate confirmation today. newshour congressional correspondent kwame holman reports. >> reporter: for john kerry, it was a day long in coming. the diplomat's son, veteran senator, and former democratic presidential nominee has been considered a potential secretary of state for years. >> you've almost lived your entire life for this moment. >> reporter: indeed, kerry first appeared before the senate foreign relations committee in 1971, as a vietnam veteran challenging senators over the war. >> we cannot fight communism all over the world and i think we should have learnt that lesson by now. >> reporter: now, the massachusetts democrat chairs the committee, and he warned today that the u.s. must put its fiscal house in order, to lead in the age of an emerging china and the arab awakening. >> it is urgent that we show people in the rest of the world that we can get our business done in an effective and timely way. every day that goes by where america is uncertain about engaging in that arena o
. and 60,000 dead. >> republican senator marco rubio said the obama policy on syria has been so disorganized when the situation is resolved, the people there will hate the u.s. >> as iran's best friend. grand central station for terrorists all over the world it was in our national interest to help an opposition form organize itself. >> iran's nuclear program, kerry reiterated the administration policy saying the clock is ticking on efforts to get the regime to comply. >> we will do what we must do, to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. it repeat here today, our policy is not containment. it is prevention. >> if that doesn't work it could ultimately lead to military conflict. up with senator channeled kerry on whether he supported the administration bombing libya in 2011 without congressional approval. >> you see the constitution really doesn't give this kind of latitude to sometimes go to war and sometimes not go to war. >> look, you can be absolutist and apply it to every circumstance. the problem is, it just doesn't work in some instances. >> with north korea threat
, before the senate this morning, her voice wavered as she described comforting those who lost their loved ones. >> for me, this is not just a matter of policy, it's personal. i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> shepard: but, perhaps, the most contentious moment of the day between secretary clinton and the republican senator ron johnson. >> we were mislead that there was supposedly protests and something sprang out of that, an assault sprang out of that. and that was easily ascertained that that was not the fact and the american people could have known that within days and they didn't know that. >> with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. >> i understand. >> was it because of a protests or guys out for a walk one night and decided they would go kill some americans. what difference, at this point, does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened an
news for you at this hour. joe biden is going on the road to push the obama administration's gun control plan. biden who led the gun violence task force heading to richmond, virginia this morning with other administration officials including democratic senator tim cane. virginia is very much a pro second amendment state. president obama wants background checks and to ban assault weapons for high compasssy is it magazines. many are concerned the proposal slett threatens the right to bear arms. >> republican house speaker john boehner with a grim warning about what he expects about president obama. >> we are there over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the republican party. >>age nile late the republican party. giving the speechl the day after the inauguration at a washington court. >> two guys filed suit against the restaurant chain. this picture went viral last week showing the chain's famous foot long sandwich which came up short of the 12 inches actually. i think more like 11. the chain issued a statement saying we have redo
president obama in 2006 when he was a senator. he was visiting baghdad. >> you mentioned that. >> and i got to ask my question so i say, mr. president, this is the second time i met you. did i ask the hardball question, drones, civil liberties? no, i did not. i guess i'm not at liberty to say what i asked about but it was soft. >> typical. thank you for the admission. michael hastings and the book is called "panic 2012" a great read. thank you so much for joining us and we'll be right back. we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. i've got two tickets to paradise!l set? pack your bags, we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... paradiiiiiise! no four. remember? whoooa whooaa whooo! you know ronny, folks who save hundreds of dolla
about bush. we found an example where senator obama in 2006 was upset about the debt. on the senate floor of the congressional record shows that he said, it took 42 presidents 200 years to run up atrial in debt. this administration did that in just five years. doesn't anybody call him on that? >> steve: not the main stream immediate y john. that's the reason so many people watch fox news channel, because it seems like we're the only people when are actually telling it like it is, because in 2006 when it was time to raise the debt limit under george w. bush who was president then, barak obama said can't do it. sorry. it would be unpatriotic. >> he said america has a debt problem. i intend to -- >> steve: here we are on the precipice of his second term. do we imagine that anything is going to be different than the first term where he ran up the tab? >> no. i think that's pretty clear and if you look at the national debt from president to president, bush was a big spender. got it up to 7 trillion. but obama at 16.4 trillion and at this inauguration people are saying, no, he's not a spe
the measure pulls together a number of things that president obama proposed and could put senate majority leader harry reid in a difficult position, a long time gun advocate, and says he may allow this to go to a vote and an amendment process, could wind up watering it down before it it gets to the house, megyn. >> megyn: now we have the full force of the president's reelection team, no less, out there pushing for support for this and other measures that are backed by the white house. and they are targeting democratic lawmakers in particular who are not on board yet with the dianne feinstein proposal, but would like them to be, so anything could happen. i want to ask about something we saw earlier when dianne feinstein unveiled this proposal. she had props, you know the pictures of these guns, they look like pretty serious weapons, there are no handguns or rifles there, correct? >> well, now what? we actually just got a listing of the specific weapons that were there from our track senior capital hill producer. he was able to get us a list of the weapons and it does seem to include some h
obama's hands as pressure on both sides ramps up. north dakota senator john hoeven joins us and why the president can't wait to say yes. >>> golf stars unite. tiger woods feels phil mickelson's pain on california's taxes. with taxes spiking the rich are fleeing for the borders. how much can the state take from the wealthy before there is nothing left? today's "money" power panel weighs in. >> didn't think new york apartments could get any smaller? oh how wrong you are. micro apartment are coming to the big apple. could the miniature spaces bring big profits to the developers and will they spread to more cities? one of the architects is here with the details. even when they say it's not, it's always about money. melissa: first let's look at the day's market headlines and today's market moment. the beat goes on for the bulls. strong earnings from the likes of ibm, and google helped give a boost to stocks. the dow and s&p 500 hit fresh five-year highs. the blue-chips rose 66 points. apple earnings are sliding after-hours. the company reported fiscal first-quarter earnings just a short
magazines and closing loopholes. host: gun control could split obama, reid. they say backing restrictions could hurt the senate leader and other democrats. this story points out that for some democrats up for reelection, supporting the president will be treacherous terrain. they go on to talk about facing reelection battles in states where gun control is politically unpopular making potential votes on the proposals problematic. what might the strategy be at your organization to work with these folks to get what you want done? guest: what we intend to do is to make clear there is broad support from gun owners and nra members for a number of these measures. to show the politics of this issue. the country's attitudes toward this issue has changed significantly since the last time we had a debate, a comprehensive conversation with the american people reducing gun violence. i think you have seen over time poll after poll showed that people support these approaches. people want to have a background check for every purchase and sale of a gun because you do not want to have guns in the hands of c
representing us. thank you. >> thank you, senator. secretary clinton. >> thank you, mr. chairman. it's very good to be back and to have this opportunity to join with senator warren and senator mccain in introducing president obama's nominee to be the next secretary of state. i was very honored when john asked me to take part in this because john is the right choice to carry forward the obama administration's foreign policy, and i urge his speedy confirmation. as we've heard from both the chairman and the ranking member and just now senator warren, he will bring a record of leadership and service that is exemplary. he has a view of the world that he has acted on. first as that young returning veteran from vietnam who appeared before this committee, through the times that he served with such distinction as chairman. he's been a valued partner to this administration and to me personally. he has fought for our diplomats and development experts. he understands the value of investing in america's global leadership, and as we work to implement the accountability review board's recommendations, he'
. >> senator kerry, thanks for coming today and your testimony. i agree with candidate barack obama who said in 2007 that the president doesn't have the power under the constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack. do you agree with candidate barack obama or do you agree with president obama who took us to war in libya without congressional authority unilaterally? >> senator paul, one of the things this committee has spent a lot of time is on the war powers act which i support. and i believe in congressional authority to go to war. i have argued that on occasion with respect to some things here, but there are occasions which i have supported where a president of the united states has to make a decision immediately and implement that decision, execute on it immediately. i supported ronald reagan when he sent troops into grenada and i supported president bush when he sent troops into panama and i supported president clinton when he did what needed to be done in bosnia and kosovo and so forth. i think the president behaved in that tradition. >> i would argue that the constitution ha
are on the subject, though, of improving the senate and making ate better place there's a bit of coincidental timing today. president obama has nominated mary jo white, the former u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york for the s.e.c. and about a decade ago played an instrumental role of making senate a slightly better place. why? she investigated a senator of new york accused of a donor, a convicted felon donor. the donor accused of plying the senator and helping the north korean government. she declined to indict him and didn't think that that guy holds up on the stand and referred it to the senate ethics committee. they severely admonished him and then a prosecutor's memo said that it found the accusations against bob torricelli to be materially credible. the party panicked. they forced him out of the party. i think we have a ten-second clip. this is the implosion of bob torricelli ten years ago. here it is. >> when did we become such an unforgiving people? how did we become a society when a person can build credibility your entire life to have it question ed by someone whose wod is o
. >> not pretty in deed. let's look at other news. john kerry has appeared before the senate foreign relations committee to seek confirmation as the next american secretary of state. he said he would do everything in his power to build on hillary clinton's record and president obama's addition. he's expected to be confirmed. the government of yemen says a senior leader of the local branch of al qaeda has died of wounds received last a member. it has not been confirmed by his group and previous reports of his death have proved to be false. this time, however, both the yemen state news agency and a diplomat at the embassy in washington have announced the news. the u.n. has launched an investigation into civilian deaths from from strikes in a number of countries including somalia, pakistan, afghanistan, and yemen. the inquiry will look at 25 separate from strikes including a u.s. attack in pakistan in 2011 where up to 40 civilians are reported to have been killed. in syria today, war planes continued to bomb rubble-held areas near the capital as president assad was shown on television and attendi
of engagement the u.s., before the election, was expecting would follow the election, would follow an obama victory. that hasn't happened. and so i think michael is rote that we're heading toward a period in which confrontation, even military confrontation, is possible. woe keep waiting for this diplomatic moment. certainly, senator kerry, if he becomes secretary of state, has been-- has been thinking about this for-- for years and i think that would be a at the very top of his agenda. how do you explore a way to negotiated conversation. the sphriens tehran, so far as we can read them, sanctions are tough, but they don't seem to be changing iranian behavior yet. >> rose: is that your assessment, michael, even though the sanctions have been effective to a degree, there have not been changed behavior and their timeexploin their timetable moves apace? >> yes, i basically agree with that. i think when the administration says the iran policy is effective what, they mean is they've lined up support for sanctions and they're hurting the iranian economy. but the-- unfortunately, the-- what hasn't y
is president obama going to take responsibility for this economy. let's to -- >> what happened in 2007 when he was in the senate -- >> i want to go back to hostess. neil, hostess had to deal with nearly 400 collective bargaining agreement west virginia the bakers unions and that amounted to 80 different healthcare plans and then 40 different pension plans, and what everybody knows and research shows is that states are on the verge of bankruptcy because they have three trillion dollars of underfunded pensions, thanks to public sector workers. >> in the case of hose success, i will say this, there were him in -- nimrods running the country, and ran it into the ground. >> doesn't help when you have to deal with 400 different -- >> might be a point about that. carolyn, he we are with wages out of walk with the wrying right to work states. how are people going to get jobs if the governments see that and realize they want cheaper jobs? >> well, neil, would argue that we have seen productivity go up and wages go down so i would challenge the fundamental function it's okay to pay nonliving wages. it d
that president obama's focus is to annihilate the republican party. is that the collective viewpoint here in the republicans in the senate or not? >> greta, i've seen a number of presidents in their second terms, i've seen president reagan and president clinton in their second term and president bush, jr. in his second term and there's always an outreach starting with the inauguration. look, we've got to work together. obviously, it was a very confrontational speech that the president gave that i think would have been more appropriate if he feels that way at the state of union as opposed to an inaugural speech. i think you can lend credence to the belief that the president of the united states want to regain a majority in the house of representatives and in order to achieve that he has to split the republican party, particularly in the house and so i regret that i didn't hear one word from the president about it's time we all sat down and worked together and addressed these issues that are confronting the nation, but it is what it is. that means that we're in for a pretty rough couple of
, was expecting would follow the election, would follow an obama victory. that hasn't happened. and so i think michael is rote that we're heading toward a period in which confrontation, even military confrontation, is possible. woe keep waiting for this diplomatic moment. certainly, senator kerry if he becomes secretary of state, has been-- has been thinking about this for-- for years and i think that would be at at the very top of his agenda. how do you explore a way to negotiated conversation. the sphriens tehran so far as we can read them, sanctions are tough, but they don't seem to be changing iranian behavior yet. >> rose: is that your assessment, michael, even though the sanctions have been effective to a degree there have not been changed behavior and their timeexploin their timetable moves apace? >> yes i basically agree with that. i think when the administration says the iran policy is effective what, they mean is they've lined up support for sanctions and they're hurting the iranian economy. but the-- unfortunately, the-- what hasn't yet happened is it hasn't slowed down the program
, a shirking of responsibility over the years on the senate's part, but a relatively minor one. >> john: they're paying the bills. and really considering the obstructionism they have faced under the g.o.p. under this president obama i don't what the point of releasing a budget would be, they know it would be blocked no matter what. >> exactly right. the things get funded any way. they get funded through continuing resolutions. it's not the best way to do business but the national parks stay open. >> john: i agree. turning to the filibuster then, when dick durban said that democrats don't have the votes to reinstate the talking filibusters is that because 51 democrats don't support reinstating it or they don't favor reinstating it through the nuclear option? >> i think it's more of the latter. i think a certain number, not a huge number but a smaller number probably chiefly from red states. look at the democrats who are up for re-election and look at how serious of a race those people face that's where you'll find your people. along with a handful of very serious followers of senate rules. ser
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